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By Robert Lennox, Austin Gallagher, Euan Ritchie, Steven J. Cooke, The Conversation
When humans have conflicts with wildlife, the first reaction is often to cull them. But there's little evidence that it works.
By Michael Biesecker, Jake Pearson and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press
A new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos is stacked with trophy hunters, including some members with direct ties to President Donald Trump and his…
By Julia Griffin
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, when two black bears were burned in a California wildfire, veterinarians used a treatment never tried before on animals.
By PBS NewsHour
An Iowa program aims to fix two problems: food insecurity and deer overpopulation. Dubbed Help Us Stop Hunger, Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources has leveraged Iowa’s popular deer hunting industry into more than 10 million meals for the needy. Special…
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, researchers are peeking into the lives of animals who are trying to make it in the big city. Using strategically placed cameras, they’re trying to answer how urban life affects wild animals…
By Rashmi Shivni
For half a century, more than 80 percent of wars occurred within biodiversity hotspots. Scientists knew war forced animal populations to decline, but they didn't know the extent--until now.
By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport, contending that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the vulnerable species. The U.S. decision comes as the longtime president…
By Miles O'Brien
Replete with rare and endangered species, Cuba is a crown jewel of biodiversity in the Caribbean. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on the ways scientists and conservationists are working to survey and protect the island’s rich, and sometimes unique, wildlife…
By Rachel Buxton, The Conversation
Human-caused noise has consequences for wildlife, entire ecosystems and people. It reduces the ability to hear natural sounds, which can mean the difference between life and death for many animals.
One of President Trump’s key promises rests on building a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border. But how would a continuous barrier stretching from California to Texas affect the wildlife that live there? At least 50 species near the border are…
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